Archive for April, 2011

Recipe coaching can spice things up

April 26, 2011

Meatless Monday is a taste challenge for our meat-minded teens. Last night I was feeling pretty good about locating a vegetarian pasta recipe my husband could throw together while I was off fantasizing about writing a book at a local foodie event. Problem was, it was too simple. Bland. He followed the recipe for linguine […]

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Recycling easy weeknight meals

April 18, 2011

Last week was such a blur that  it didn’t seem a meal plan was in action. With meetings scheduled four out of five nights (well, I flaked out on one out of sheer exhaustion), it’s a wonder everyone got fed.  Still, we managed to recycle a few favorites: Rachael Ray‘s Tuna and white bean pasta with […]

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Date night dining with a cooking class favorite

April 11, 2011

Last Friday night we both had something to celebrate on the work front, so cooking at home gave us a chance to unwind. A martini to start, followed by a dish learned in a cooking class a few years ago with Ethan Stowell, a noted Seattle chef who now runs four popular restaurants. His simple […]

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Tofu takes a turn on the rim

April 6, 2011

Sneaking tofu into Whole Grain Wednesday’s warm quinoa salad with shrimp and asparagus didn’t work out so well. “Mom, here’s the thing.  It has no taste.” Son #1 was carefully parking the fried tofu squares along the rim of his plate. “Don’t listen to him. It’s delicious!” declared my husband, ever the supportive voice at […]

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“Autumn” minestrone for a blustery April Monday

April 4, 2011

I’ve had soup on the brain for days. Mostly because it has rained every day for a week plus.  So an old Moosewood recipe came in handy today when the temperature topped out at 49 degrees and showers persisted. Chock full of all kinds of vegetables for Meatless Monday, “Autumn” minestrone is perfect for cool […]

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It’s a Fun Friday when kids cook

April 2, 2011

Son #2 wields a mean knife. As in turning out thinly sliced mushrooms, perfect for our first endeavor together on Screaming Eagle cheese steak subs. The plan kicked off last Sunday when the guys spotted the recipe in the New York Times magazine – a piece about greasy yet beloved sandwiches you can spot on […]

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